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tv   Eyewitness Noon News  CBS  February 25, 2011 12:00pm-12:30pm EST

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there's a serious weather system moving through the region today. we had a wet start. we're seeing a lot of moisture on the ground. the rain has stopped, but the winds are arriving. as you can see by the shaking of the harbor cam. if you can shake the cam -- apparently, the winds will pick
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up from here on out. we have the complete weather coverage for you. marty bass is in the out back and tim williams is in the weather senter. >> there are two parts to have the storm systems. first, the rain and then the winds. we'll look at what moved on through here. we had rain moving through yesterday evening. now, the last line of the front pushing through will be approaching baltimore soon. after that moves through with a slight hint of a thunderstorm embedded in that, it moves out. let's talk about the rain and into the day. we have rain on an average about half an inch or so. we had .62 inches around towson and salsberg weed a habit 1/2 inch.
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the highest amount in north east maryland about 3/4 inch of rain. that's around the area. and we talked about the rest of this, the winds will be a factor. >> reporter: hey, tim, thank you, good afternoon, everyone. behind the camera as i looked over the out back camera, you should see the dark line of clouds. they're moving along at this clip. the winds are moving through the neighborhood. let's take a look at the watch, warning and advisory graphic. you could say now until dinner, we'll see high winds, steady and 20 to 30 miles per hour. with an occasional gust of 40 to 50 miles per hour. let's look at the winds here on tv hill. right now, there's not a lot going on. i'm standing out back. i'm not seeing this 15 miles per hour steady wind.
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let's look at the gusts though. i would say, the last time we measured a gust, it was at 21. right now, the winds are moderate and variable. they'll go heavy. that will define the afternoon. how about the rest of the weekend? tim williams has the details shortly. thank you, marty, remember to stay with the weather coverage and wjz is always on for you. for a live look at the radar, go to wjz.com. gay marriage in maryland is closer to becoming a reality. the senate votes to approve the legislation. pat warren is in annapolis to explain what's next. good afternoon, pat. >> reporter: yes, the proposal is inching forward through the general assembly. the advocates are trying to encourage the members of the
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house committee to vote it out of committee and bring it to the floor of the house of delegates hopefully with the same out come as they got from the senate last night. when the number 25 popped up, the supporters knew they had won, but by one vote more than a thread. the future of the marriage may be hanging by a thread in the house, there was relief in the minds of people like these. >> i'm a stay at home mother, next month, we'll celebrate our 15th anniversary. out of anyone in the gay community, a stay at home parent feels the greatest financial effects. getting it through will be a huge help. >> reporter: it may be an uphill battle. opponents are likely to take the measures to the voters.
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>> i don't think anyone's rights should be on the ballot, however, i respect and appreciate what the senate did for the rights of everyone in the state. >> i think this could be an exciting general election. it will enhance the vote on the matter. i think it will enhance it in a negative way. >> reporter: mike miller voted against the bill. now, the house committee is as split as you can get. even the opponents are looking at the general election in 2012 as their sudden death last move. back to you. >> pat, thank you. >> reporter: there's a rude awakening for drivers in the area. the person to blame for the gas price hikes is half way across the world. >> reporter: well, the libyan rebellion has shut down the
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exsports. that means highier prices here at home. the price of crude sored. for drivers, that means prices as high as $4 a gallon in some place. it's not that high here yet, but we're feeling the impact. a gallon of regular is up to $3.22. up 5 cents just from yesterday. last month, we paid $3.09. look at that's year, a gallon was just $6.67%. libya produces 1.6 million- barrels a day. saudi arabia could increase their oil production to help. a 20-year-old student was close to billing a dangerous weapon. he'll be in court today. >> reporter: u.s. marshals lead
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this terror suspect into a federal courthouse in texas this morning. the student from saudi arabia is charged with attempted use of weapon of christmas destruction. he plan -- weapon of mass destruction. he planned on targeting power plants and dams and the home of george w. bush. he was arrested yesterday. inside the apartment, the authorities found bomb making materials. the fbi says that a north carolina company tipped them off when he tried to buy large amounts of a third chemical needed. he came to the u.s. on a student visa to study chemical engineering. on his blog, he wrote, only gratification fromala is what i
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want. grant me to be a martyr. >> he went to his room and came out to eat and went straight back to the room. >> reporter: he acted alone. his next court hearing is march 11th. he faces life in prison if convicted. >> investigators say that he was trying to make the powerful explosive tnt. he was not on the fbi's radiale until recently. -- fbi's radiale -- radar until recently. a judge denied alfredo simon bail. he was placed on the restricted list last week. the show is over for "two and a half men."
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they'll cancel the production for the rest of season. this is following charlie sheen's latest rant. he said that the producers lay down with their ugly families and look at their loser lives. he was supposed to resume monday. there may be more parking around the first mariner arena. the downtown partnership is proposing replacing the stadium with trees and grass. that's part of the plan to increase the amount of spaces downtown. that will be announced some time today. and still to come, a heated out burst. what sparked this reaction inside the wisconsin senate chambers. a city fires every single one of the teachers. we'll tell you why. and take another live look outside this noon as the winds
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pick up. now, you can see the flag on federal hill. the forecast is still coming up. ,,ring ring. progresso.
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a bold move to advance controversial legislation doesn't go over well with protestors in the wisconsin assembly. [crowd yelling] >> no! >> after three days of debate, the republicans abruptly voted to strip the bargaining rights to public workers. the state goes to the senate now. no one knows when they'll return. 2000 school teachers in road island find themselves unemployed today. all of the teachers were terminated as the state balances the budget. the teacher's union begged the board to target the newest teachers first. the notices went out to everyone. now, the board can pick whom it
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wants to rehire. the crew of discovery got an early start to their day ♪ look at your life through heaven's eye ♪ >> the crew woke up to a song from "the prince of egypt." the six astronauts will spend the day in discovery. >> i would do "beautiful day" by u2. >> they have several more days. >> well, not exactly a perfect day. that will make you dizzy. what about tomorrow? >> the forecast is coming up and first, here are today's midday stocks. ,,,,,,
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these stories break my heart. ttigger is 10 years old. he was brought to the shelter under the file of "can't care for any more." he's lived ten good years an
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may have another ten in them. he didn't need to have a life shaken up like that. he deserves a good dog. if you want a mature dog. -- he's smelling dixie's dinner last night. we use this dining room every once in a while. if you can provide him a good home and give him the golden years he deserves, give the aspca a good call. they're online also. our yellow scarf is compliments of mr. basement. he walks the walk and talks the talk and makes a difference. we'll throw it to tim now. we have a report from the topside of the beltway also. just a contrast. the sun was out, and the winds
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were blowing -- through. right there, this is the line of storms starting to roll on through here. it's starting to blow on through. what we're dealing with here, we're dealing with heavy winds and the winds are picking up behind the thunderstorm. we have a flashing thunderstorm watch here in effect until 4:00 p.m.. that's because of this system that's roming on through. -- rolling on through. as this line moves out of here, the winds will pick up. we're not seeing much after that. the winds will pick in, but this is generating the thunderstorms. that's until 4:00 until it moves out of the area. again, expect gusty winds. we have warnings in effect until 2:00. we'll see them soon. right now, the temperatures shot up to 63 degrees dew point is up at 54. the humidity is up, the sun came out and evaporated the
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rain. now, the moisture is kicking in. we're in the 60s. it will drop on through. the winds will pick on up. the winds are at 15 miles per hour. look at the gusts. 30 near oakland. 34miles per hour gusts. you can see the contrast. it's 63, 66 in atlanta. look at a high near 31 in chicago. that's going to cool down here quickly. the winds will pick up. the low is going to move to the north and past the northwest here. it's going to start to allow cooler air to rush on in behind it. while we're in the 60s now, we'll drop into the 20s tonight. with the cooler air comes clearer skies. definitely, it's going to be a contrast in the temperatures. not bitterly cold. we'll keep an eye on the storms for you. storm warning -- a storm warning ant bay. you don't see that often. that's from 6:00 to 7:00.
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we'll deal with temperatures around 63 degrees. marty, i got click happy there. >> 63 down to the 30s. >> we have radar on the phone. i was checking the radar and this radar. >> we're told this is the thing, by goodness, it is. maybe we'll get clouds in here, too. >> all right, we'll do the five day shortly. >> thanks, guys. here are the top stories at this hour. for instant updates, go to wjz.com. with fios, when you're watching the picture, it just jumps out at you. -it was like, "wow!" -bam! [ male announcer ] decisions don't get any easier than this. now you can move up to fios tv, internet and phone for just $99.99 a month for a year with no term contract required.
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